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Golden Oak Award

Golden Oak Award


Administered By:

Ontario Library Association



Award Status:




Contact Info:

Ontario Library Association
2 Toronto Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2B6

The Golden Oak Adult Literacy Book Club Award is sponsored by the Ontario Library Association. Golden Oak provides a unique opportunity for new readers in adult literacy programs to read books chosen specifically for them. They can read the books by themselves, with their tutors, or as part of a reading group. New adult readers are encouraged to read one, two, or all of the books and share their thoughts about them in an online discussion. The official sponsor of the Golden Oak Award reading program is Tinlids Inc.

Award Recipients

Yearsort iconDetailRecipient
2003 Karen Levine, Hana’s Suitcase. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2002.
2004 Deborah Ellis, Parvana’s Journey. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2002.
2005 Richardo Keens-Douglas, Tales from the Isle of Spice: A Collection of New Caribbean Folk Tales. Illustrated by Sylvie Bourbonnière. Toronto: Annick Press, 2004.
2006 Deborah Ellis, The Heaven Shop. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.
2007 Pamela Porter, The Crazy Man. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2005
2008Deborah Ellis, I Am a Taxi. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2006.
2009Alma Fullerton, Libertad. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008.
2010Katie Smith Milway, One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference. Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2008.
2011Rona Arato, Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference. Toronto: Maple Tree Press, 2008.
2012Cindy Watson, Out of Darkness: The Jeff Healey Story. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2010.
2014Jennifer Lanthier, The Stamp Collector. Illustrated by François Thisdale. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012.
2015Rosemary McCarney with Plan International, Every Day is Malala Day. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2014.